Day: March 3, 2017

McNary bowlers place second in state

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary bowlers wanted to send senior Nick Blythe out in style by winning a state championship. “We wanted it so badly for him,” head coach Dan Kaplan said. “He’s one of the best around.” The Celtics got mighty close, falling to Mazama High School in the finals at KingPin’s in Portland. After finishing third out of 16 teams during 30 qualifying games on Saturday Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26, McNary won three matches in the winner’s bracket to get to Mazama. Even averaging 220 in the two-game set, the Celtics fell to...

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Girl seeks diabetes dog

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Eight-year-old Lauren Sims wants a dog. But not just any dog, one that could very well save her life. Two years ago, Lauren was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Now she’s working as an ambassador to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers (SDWR) to amass the $25,000 needed to cover the costs of the pairing her up with a diabetic alert dog. “They will have a trainer come up from California and spend four days with us to help us get to know each other and work together. It costs a lot,” said...

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Upgrades, not new school, says task force

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Since December, a task force assembled by the Salem-Keizer School District has been meeting to come up with recommendations for how to deal with school overcrowding. On Monday, Feb. 27, the Long Range Facilities Planning Task Force held its final meeting and assigned a dollar figure to the work that needs to be done to increase capacity at the district’s overflowing schools: about $550 million. It will now be up to the Salem-Keizer School Board members to decide whether to pursue the full amount – or some portion of it – with...

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